Everyone loves sitting in front of a roaring fireplace, especially through the winter months. For people without a wood burner, they used to have to compromise on the ambience and heat, but that isn’t the case anymore.

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In previous decades, even the mention of a gas fire was enough to make most people turn up their noses. However, due to new technology and stunning designs, gas fires are becoming an increasingly popular choice for customers.

1 –No wood

As gas fireplace’s don’t burn wood, you are saved from having to purchase wood and hauling logs. No wood also means no ashes, smoky smells, and no chimney to clean.

2 –Environment

In a previous blog, we told you about how much more efficient gas fires are over a wood burner. The majority of heat is lost up the chimney, and it contributes to poor air quality and respiratory problems. Gas fireplaces are more energy efficient, which makes them cheaper to operate.

3 – Instant heat

Unlike a wood burner, a gas fire can be instantly turned on and off. You won’t have to waste any time trying to start the fire and it won’t matter if you fall asleep or leave the room unattended. Gas fireplaces offer the user complete and instant control.

4 – Ambiance and beauty

If you are thinking of throwing a Christmas soirée, you may want to use your fireplace to create a festive ambiance. Gas fireplaces create a warming feel to any room at just a push of a button. There is nothing better than coming back from a long day at work and being able to sit down in front of a warming fire.

Gas fireplaces come in lots of different styles and designs, from real looking logs and coals to stylish grates. You can now opt for a more modern design, with a choice of flames dancing on a bed of rocks. You can pick whatever suites the style of your home.

5 – Little maintenance

Gas fireplaces require very little maintenance. There is no ash accumulation with these modern fireplace’s, all you need to do is ensure that the fuel connection is up and running.